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Apple-Shazam Deal May Hurt Competition in Europe, EU Says

  • EU asks Apple to file deal with it instead of Austria
  • Tie-up’s revenue doesn’t meet usual threshold for EU review
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Apple Inc.’s takeover of music-identification service Shazam may threaten competition and should be reviewed by the European Commission, the regulator said.

Apple will be told to file the transaction to the Brussels-based antitrust authority, who will take over the merger review from Austria, where it was originally declared.